Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2017-2018: Carriages and Strollers Regulations

Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Summary

The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its regulations.

The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify industry's compliance of strollers with specific requirements of the Carriages and Strollers Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select strollers with the Carriages and Strollers Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant product. Compliance with the requirements of the Regulations was then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.

Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to identify stroller companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, mechanical and chemical testing of 30 different products was carried out.

The mechanical testing resulted in the following as the highest level of corrective actions: 1 section 32 Order to Take Measures-Stop Sale, 5 voluntary recalls, 6 stop distributions, and 6 commitments to correct or review future product. Pinching and shearing locations were identified on all products involved in this project. All the responsible establishments committed to review their products to consider appropriate measures to mitigate the hazard or provide evidence to Health Canada that appropriate measures had already been taken. Excluding actions requested for pinching and shearing, there were 12 instances where no further corrective actions were required.

The chemical testing resulted in 3 voluntary recalls and 27 instances where no corrective actions were required.

Results

Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.

Summary of the samples assessed and corrective actions taken during this project for mechanical testing

Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination* Highest level of Corrective Action
Baby Trend, Inc. Sit N' Stand Sport Tandem Stroller Toys R Us Did not meet the open holes requirements. Stop distribution by Baby Trend Inc.
BOB Revolution Pro Britax Child Safety, Inc. No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Bountiful Baby Tri Mode X Duo Bountiful Baby/Valco Baby No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Brands in Motion Baby Jogger City Premier Brands in Motion Did not meet the open holes requirements. Commitment by Brand in Motion
Britax B-Agile Britax Child Safety, Inc. No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Bugaboo Bee5 Bugaboo International BV No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Bumbleride Speed 3-Wheel Jogging Stroller Bumbleride Inc. Did not meet the sharp edges, small parts, and labelling requirements. Voluntary recall by Bumbleride Inc.
Delta Children Ultimate Luxury Walmart No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Dorel Juvenile Safety 1st Step & Go Dorel Juvenile Canada Did not meet the stability and warnings requirements. Stop distribution by Dorel Juvenile
Dorel Juvenile Cosco Juvenile Lift & Stroll Dorel Juvenile Canada No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Elfe Juvenile Products Chicco BravoFor2 Elfe Juvenile Products No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Evenflo Victory Travel System Evenflo Company Inc. Did not meet the child restraint system, labelling, and warnings requirements. Voluntary recall by Evenflo Company Inc.
Graco Fast Action Jogger 2013883 JJ SNUG ECK 35LX Newell Industries Canada Inc. Did not meet the latching system requirements. Order to Take Measure - Stop Sale (Section 32)
guzzie+Guss Connect PJM Distributions Did not meet the open holes requirements. Stop distribution by
ISSI Inc. Bily Umbrella Stroller ISSI Inc. No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Kolcraft Contours Options Elite Tandem Buybuy Baby Did not meet the open holes and labelling requirements. Commitment by Kolcraft
Maclaren Quest West Coast Kids Did not meet the labelling requirements. Commitment by Maclaren
Meubles Adams & fils Ltée. Poussette rouge Adams - Ride Meubles Adams & fils Ltée. Did not meet the labelling requirements. Voluntary Recall by Meubles Adams & fils Ltée.
Mountain Buggy Nano Mountain Buggy Did not meet the labelling requirements. Stop distribution by Mountain Buggy
Palitaly Stroller Fitness Rio Pali Design No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Peg Perego Book Pop-Up Peg Perego Canada Inc. Did not meet the latching system requirement. Voluntary Recall by Peg Perego Canada Inc.
QHouseKids Tot Cubby Stroller-red-charcoal QHouseKids No further non-compliances were identified No further action required
Stokke Explory Stokke No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required
Stroll-Air ReVu Umbrella Stroller Stroll-Air Did not meet the small parts and open holes requirements. Commitment by Stroll-Air
Stroller Boutique Anex Sport Stroller Boutique Did not meet the stability, open holes, labelling, and packaging requirements. Voluntary Recall by Stroller Boutique
Summer Infant 3D-one 32493 Summer Infant Canada Did not meet the labelling and packaging requirements. Commitment by Summer Infant
Thule Canada Inc. Urban Glide Thule Canada Inc. Did not meet the open holes and labelling requirements. Stop Distribution by Thule Canada Inc.
UPPABaby Vista 5514KM Corporation Did not meet the open holes requirements. Commitment by UPPAbaby
Zeegac Solutions Inc. Compacta Yoya Compact Baby Stroller - The Pushchair Zeegac Solutions Inc. Did not meet the child restraint system, open holes, labelling, and packaging requirements. Stop Distribution by Zeegac Solutions Inc.
Zobo Bolt Toys R Us Canada Ltd. No further non-compliances were identified. No further action required

* Pinching and shearing locations were identified or all products involved in this project. All companies committed to review their products to consider appropriate measures to mitigate the hazard or provide evidence to HC that appropriate measures had already been taken.

Summary of the samples assessed and corrective actions taken during this project for chemical testing

Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Highest level of Corrective Action
Baby Trend, Inc. Sit N' Stand Sport Tandem Stroller Toys R Us No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
BOB Revolution Pro Britax Child Safety, Inc. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Bountiful Baby Tri Mode X Duo Bountiful Baby/Valco Baby No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Brands in Motion Baby Jogger City Premier Brands in Motion No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Britax B-Agile Britax Child Safety, Inc. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Bugaboo Bee5 Bugaboo International BV No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Bumbleride Speed 3-Wheel Jogging Stroller Bumbleride Inc. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Delta Children Ultimate Luxury Walmart No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Dorel Juvenile Safety 1st Step & Go Dorel Juvenile Canada No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Dorel Juvenile Cosco Juvenile Lift & Stroll Dorel Juvenile Canada No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Elfe Juvenile Products Chicco BravoFor2 Elfe Juvenile Products No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Evenflo Victory Travel System Evenflo Company Inc. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Graco Fast Action Jogger 2013883 JJ SNUG ECK 35LX Newell Industries Canada Inc. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
guzzie+Guss Connect PJM Distributions No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
ISSI Inc. Bily Umbrella Stroller ISSI Inc. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Kolcraft Contours Options Elite Tandem Buybuy Baby No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Maclaren Quest West Coast Kids No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Meubles Adams & fils Ltée. Poussette rouge Adams - Ride Meubles Adams & fils Ltée. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Mountain Buggy Nano Mountain Buggy No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Palitaly Stroller Fitness Rio Pali Design No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Peg Perego Book Pop-Up Peg Perego Canada Inc. Did not meet the allowable barium concentration requirements Voluntary Recall by Peg Perego Canada Inc.
QHouseKids Tot Cubby Stroller-red-charcoal QHouseKids No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Stokke Explory Stokke No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Stroll-Air ReVu Umbrella Stroller Stroll-Air No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Stroller Boutique Anex Sport Stroller Boutique Did not meet the allowable barium concentration requirements Voluntary Recall by Stroller Boutique
Summer Infant 3D-one 32493 Summer Infant Canada No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Thule Canada Inc. Urban Glide Thule Canada Inc. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
UPPABaby Vista 5514KM Corporation No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None
Zeegac Solutions Inc. Compacta Yoya Compact Baby Stroller - The Pushchair Zeegac Solutions Inc. Did not meet the allowable barium concentration requirements Voluntary Recall by Zeegac Solutions Inc.
Zobo Bolt Toys R Us Canada Ltd. No compliance issues to the chemical requirements detected None

Disclaimer: A systematic bias is applied during inspection and sampling. Products are not randomly selected but are chosen because they are deemed by the inspector to be more likely to not meet health and safety requirements due to characteristics that are observed. Due to this biased nature of sampling and the fact that sample sizes within CE projects are very small, the findings of CE projects are not intended to reflect overall market compliance unless otherwise stated. Note that these summary reports relate only to the product(s) actually tested and the specific criteria indicated. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).

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